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Edinburgh Old Town - Castle and Palace

Art, Culture, & Historical
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Start to explore the centre of Edinburgh from its majestic castle - learn about its long and distinguished history and enjoy the views from inside. From there we will take a stroll down the "Royal Mile" passing by centuries of history. Once everybody lived together on or close to this historic street and I will show you where famous economists, philosophers and writers rubbed shoulders. We will end up in Scotland's royal palace - Holyrood where the Royal Family still visits every summer.

Edinburgh Tour Guide - Alan P.
Alan P.
5.00 / 5
(1 reviews)
09:30 AM

Meeting Point

Edinburgh Castle

09:30 AM

Edinburgh Castle Esplanade

This is the starting point of out tour. Edinburgh Castle has in one form or another been here for over a millennium and many Scottish monarchs have lived here including Mary, Queen of Scots who gave birth here. The castle has been a strategic stronghold with many armies trying (and mostly failing!) to conquer it. Learn about the oldest building here - St. Margaret's Chapel and the castle's later use as a prison to house American prisoners. The views are stunning so make sure you take lots of photos! After my introduction there will be time to explore the castle and have a coffee.

11:00 AM

Top of Royal Mile

We will walk down the "Royal Mile" hearing about the tales of famous people who lived here as well as discovering what life was like for ordinary people in what was a very crowded medieval city. We, then, enter St. Giles Cathedral and hear about the momentous historical events that have taken place in the very heart of Edinburgh.

01:00 PM

Royal Mile

After lunch we will continue walking down the lower part of the "Old Town" - passing by John Knox's House - the father of the Scottish Reformation as well as going down some "closes" - (narrow alleys) and finding out about who lived here. These centuries-old places have also been used for modern day films and series like "Outlander"

02:00 PM

Holyrood Palace

Visit to Holyrood Palace. This is Scotland's principal royal residence which has seen centuries of intrigue and occasional bloodshed! Learn more about this celebrated palace and the Royal Family who still visits here for a week to conduct royal duties in Scotland. Also enjoy a walk around the gardens where views of the magnificent park and Arthur's Seat (Edinburgh's highest point) can be seen.

03:30 PM

End of the tour

Ending Point

Holyrood Palace

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Inclusions & Exclusions

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What‘s included

The Guide fee

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What‘s not included

Lunch not included

Admission to Edinburgh Castle (£19.50) and Holyrood Palace (£18.00)

Tour Important Information

Good walking shoes required and a rainproof jacket (it's not always sunny!)

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Edinburgh Tour Reviews

B

Bryan C.

5 / 5
Jul 14, 2023

Edinburgh Old Town - Castle and Palace

Edinburgh
6 hours

Alan - 7/14

Knowledgeable friendly we had a very enjoyable time walking thru Edinburgh.

$550/ per group